Selling Process

Ready to sell? Great news. Let us navigate you through the process in the best way possible. Trust us. We’ve done it countless times before and we are here to reassure you every step of the day.

1Getting the right asking price

Ready to sell? Great news. Let us navigate you through the process in the best way possible.  Trust us. We’ve done it countless times before and we are here to reassure you every step of the day.

Pitching the asking price just right is a real skill. Too high and you wont get any interest, too low and you’ll lose out on the property’s true worth.  We guide you by looking at comparable prices in the area. Buyers will look at the decorative and general structural condition as well as the future potential of the property.

2Choosing an estate agent

The biggest mistake people make is signing up with an estate agent who gives you the highest price. Don’t be fooled. Comprehensive local knowledge, a proven track record together with a competitive fee structure should all be high on your wish list.  But above feeling like you are dealing with fair and honest people is of the utmost importance.

3Show off your property’s potential

Potential buyers will come to view your property by appointment through estate agents. Make sure your home is clean and tidy, put laundry away, empty rubbish bins and declutter as much as possible.

4Marketing your property

Finding you potential buyer relies on a clever and consistent marketing strategy. All perspective buyers registered with us will receive property alerts with your details 24/7.
Our website and national property portals are also a great place to showcase your property, as well as through local press. Having a ‘For Sale’ board is still the most effective ways to advertise your property 24/7.

5Accompanied viewings

ML Estates believe that flexible opening times are essential to maximize viewing opportunities. We know that most of our clients have to see properties out of office hours, so we organise accompanied viewings after work or at weekends. The safety of our clients is paramount that’s why we always accompany any potential buyers to appointments. It’s all part of the service.

6Receiving an offer

Our success is built on getting you the best possible price for your home.  There is a fine balance between being proactive and tenacious yet diplomatic and fair.  Once an offer is made we ask for it in writing and verbally, before doing all the relevant checks and proof of funds.

7Instructing a solicitor

If you need a recommended solicitor to help with your conveyance, we can help.  A conveyance is the terms used to describe the legal process you must go through when buying or selling a home.  Be clear on their charges before you start.

8Offer agreed

To minimize the risk of a purchase falling through, we contact the buyers personal mortgage adviser to confirm their financial commitment.
Once the sale has been agreed, we liaise between the two solicitors, preparing the memorandum of sale before writing to all parties confirming the details.
Your solicitor will prepare the draft contract while the buyer’s solicitor will start the preliminary checks. The Title Deeds and Lease will be checked and local searches carried out

In England an offer is not legally binding until contracts have exchanged and your buyer could change their minds without any financial loss.

9Exchanging contracts

At this point, both parties become legally committed to the sale and if it falls through then the deposit is lost. Both parties sign the contracts and the solicitor requests the buyer’s deposit. A completion date is set and agreed by both you and the purchaser.
The completion date can be anything up to 28 days from the date of exchange.

Property Valuations

A lot of expertise goes into valuing a property. We have an extensive database of properties in the area backed up with statistics and price comparisons. We offer a free, no obligation valuation service and advise you on an achievable asking price based on sound local knowledge.
Get a free valuation.

Smart Marketing

Technology gives you a wider and more complex range of marketing tools to advertise and search for the right property. Things move fast in property, which is why we ensure that our photos are processed and uploaded to key websites within 2 hours of being photographed. We use Rightmove, Zoopla, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well as running features in the Evening standard, Time Out and local papers.

Financial Advice

Getting the right financial advice is crucial when it comes to buying a property whether you’re letting,_ buying or selling. We have a range of tried and tested financial advisors as well as huge expertise on lenders and what they offer


We know that acquiring a property can be daunting especially if it is your first purchase or you are buying with someone else. We are familiar with the latest help to buy schemes. See our mortgage table below to work out what you can afford. Click here.